Charlie Corwin


Former ABC & Verizon exec to lead Imagine

Ex-ABC comedy chief and Verizon mobile content boss Samie Kim Falvey has joined Ron Howard’s Imagine Television as president. She will report to Francie Calfo, who has been promoted from president to chairman in recent days. Falvey was most recently in charge of programming, development and production at M4, the proposed mobile video service US […]

Ex-Spike content chief joins Endemol Shine

Former Spike TV content chief Sharon Levy has joined Endemol Shine North America. She has been named president of scripted and unscripted television at Endemol Shine Group’s LA-based arm. She recently left her role as executive VP of original series at Spike, which is soon to be branded as the Paramount Network. There she had […]

Endemol Shine prodcos merge in US

Endemol Shine North America’s New York-based prodcos True Entertainment and Original Media are merging into a fully-integrated entity. The new company, Truly Original, will remain a subsidiary of Endemol Shine North America, with Emmy award-winning producers Glenda Hersh (left) and Steven Weinstock (below right) as co-presidents and co-CEOs. Truly Original will maintain the creative labels […]

Spotlight on Abrego as Corwin exits Endemol Shine

Cris Abrego is to become the sole CEO of Endemol Shine North America after it emerged Charlie Corwin was unexpectedly exiting the 21st Century Fox-backed production giant. US reports have strongly linked Corwin to a post at Imagine Entertainment, the prodco behind National Geographic’s new drama-doc Mars. He would take on the role of CEO, […]

Maker EVP to lead Endemol Beyond USA

Maker Studios programming chief Bonnie Pan has joined Endemol Beyond USA as president. She technically replaces Will Keenan, who left Endemol Shine North America’s digital production and multichannel network last year. Company COO Adrian Sexton has been interim president since the departure in August last year. Sexton, who joined Endemol Beyond USA after leaving Participant […]

Endemol Shine prodcos make dev team changes

Endemol Shine North America-owned True Entertainment and Original Media have added senior VPs to theirs ranks, with True also closing a new overall development deal with its former executive VP. Tony Biancosino (pictured) has bee named SVP, development at Swamp People producer Original, while Hazel Steward becomes SVP, East Coast development at True, which is […]

Ex-SPT exec named Endemol Shine Studios boss

The changes at Endemol Shine Studios continue, with former Sony Pictures Television and Alcon Television Group scripted executive Sharon Hall named president. Hall will oversee Endemol Shine Group’s US studio, with executive VP Jeremy Gold now reporting into her. Gold had been overseeing the studio with Carolyn Bernstein following the departure of Philippe Maigret last […]

Abrego, Corwin take on Lat Am at Endemol Shine

Endemol Shine North America’s co-CEO and chairmen Cris Abrego and Charlie Corwin have widened their roles by taking on oversight of Latin America. They have been named co-chairmen of Endemol Shine Americas, which oversees all Latin American operations, as they renew their current deals. The pair are based in LA, reporting directly to London-based Endemol […]

NATPE: drama execs say golden age continues

A selection of top US drama executives here in Miami on the first day of NATPE have broadly agreed that the golden age of scripted TV will continue. The US broadcast nets are struggling to get the best scripted TV talent, but, along with HBO, remain the best place for a “home run” lucrative drama […]

Boelhouwer returns to Endemol Shine in rejig

Iris Boelhouwer is returning to Endemol Shine Group as a co-CEO of the firm’s Netherlands arm, a move triggered by restructuring in Latin America. Boelhouwer was Endemol Shine’s managing director, creative operations before stepping down in August. In that post she oversaw Big Brother, Deal or No Deal and The Money Drop. However, following the […]